This Monday, October 4, marks the opening of a new academic year at the School, which is delighted to welcome its students back to the St Stephen campus. The house is full and it is a real joy after a year of teaching via Zoom.
The teaching staff used the past months to try and think about the future. After a preparation by discipline started in the spring, the teachers met in a seminar all this week at the end of September to try to imagine the main lines of what we want for the future of the school: what academic project? With which partners? What perspectives for the research programme The Bible in its traditions? What priorities for our publications, our archaeological excavations? What new teachers do we need? And so on.
The exchange was wide-ranging and of high quality. A 5-year strategic plan will be drafted following this seminar. It will be submitted to the School’s Scientific Council and the Grand Chancellor of the School. We hope to draw from it future orientations, increased cohesion and enthusiasm that will meet the expectations of our students and researchers who come to Jerusalem.